South Korea coast guard fires at Chinese boats illegally fishing

The South Korean coast guard has said it fired at two Chinese boats illegally fishing in the countrys waters in the Yellow Sea on 1 November. The coast guard said the shots were fired to protect officers abroad the fishing vessels, and no injuries or damage was caused. Nov 3, 2016

Insurgent bomb and gun attack kills three in Thailand

Three people were killed in bomb and gun attacks in Thailand on 2 November, as military personnel and commercial property were targeted in the Narathiwat and Pattani province. A separatist insurgency has been raging in the region since 2004 and has claimed the lives of more than 6,500 people. Nov 3, 2016

Pakistan train collision kills at least 17

Two trains collided in the Pakistani city of Karachi on 3 November, killing at least 17 people and injuring 50 people. This is the countrys second major train collision in less than two months, after a crash in September left 4 dead and 93 injured. Pakistans railway network has allegedly fallen into disrepair in recent decades due to under investment and poor maintenance. Nov 3, 2016

Obama to North Carolina voters: ‘Fate of the republic rests on your shoulders

Campaigning for his former secretary of state and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, US President Barack Obama told a crowd of over 16,000 people in North Carolina that the fate of the country rested on their shoulders. North Carolina is an important battleground, where the president wooed young voters as well as the states African-American population. Nov 3, 2016